04 February 2011

Season of Nonviolence – Day 6

Welcome to Day 6 of the Season of Nonviolence – 64 Days of peaceful wisdom honoring the lives and nonviolent principles of Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Cesar Chavez.

Nonviolence begins with learning how to be less violent and more compassionate towards ourselves. We learn by building the courage to speak and act with respect, honor and reverence for our own being.


"Nothing is more simple than greatness; indeed, to be simple is to be great." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Someone once said that telling the truth is advisable if only because it is so hard to remember all the lies you've told. Being honest and honorable is simple. Say what you mean, do what you say you will and you eliminate a great deal of trouble in life. Our lives can be as simple as we want them to be, it is just a matter of choice.

To simplify is to invite peacefulness. Think of three ways you can simplify your life and put at least one of them into practice today.

Today, journal about or contemplate what makes you or your life complicated. Are you in integrity at work and at home? Choose one to address and begin to simplify your life.

From A Season of Nonviolence

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